IN THESE SHOES
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How is it already back to school season!?? This summer seriously FLEW.  We had to make the tough decision earlier this year if we wanted to hold Ry back one more year in Pre-K or send her through to kindergarten.  Her birthday is August 19th, so she would have been the very youngest in her class if we were to send her through.  After chatting with her teacher and sitting on it a bit, we came to the decision that it would probably be best to let her have one more year in Pre-K.  For Rylee, this decision wasn’t really an academic one, as we felt she was more than equipped there.  It was more an emotional / social one.  Ry is a sensitive little person. (I have no idea where she got that from! haha).  She is shy and timid and slow to open up.  When she does, she gives all of herself, but it’s getting there that is the challenge.  We felt that one more year in Pre-K would give her the opportunity to grow in her social skills and self confidence.  I know in my gut it was the right decision for her.  We just got a letter in the mail today from her new teacher and she has made me read it about a thousand times over!  She is so excited to see some of her old classmates from last year, and meet some new ones too!

We took a trip to Famous Footwear to get ALL of us some new kicks for the season.  Needless to say, we went a little Converse crazy!  Sam has been wearing cons for as long as I’ve known him.  Of course, Cru is a mini Sam, so we got him a new pair of black chucks to match dad.  And Ry wanted to be like me with new leather white ones!  I guess Sam’s style has rubbed off on all of us :)  I’m wearing the new Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker in all white.  With all the running around bringing the kids to and from school, dance classes, play dates, ect, it’s nice to have a pair of shoes that are comfy and adapt to my on-the-go lifestyle.  I used to be a heels gal, boy has that changed!  I think we are all ready for school to start and to have our schedule back again!  Super excited for my girl and all the fun things in store for her this school year!  Let’s do this! Oh and make sure to check out my instagram to enter to win $100 gift card to spend at Famous Footwear this season!

Thank you to Famous Footwear for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

BLACK LATTICE
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If there’s one thing I know, it’s that I always feel good in black.  Which is why if you were ever to look in my closet, that is most of what you’d find.  I love this set by St Roche from Plan De Ville >  Top  //  Skirt.  I love that this skirt is a mini hidden under a midi.  The lattice-like fabric gives it just the right amount of femininity.

Photos by Nicole Moser


PLAN DE VILLE

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Dress – St Roche / Bracelet – Maslo / Hat – Stetson

Pink and ruffles are usually not my MO, but mix those ruffles with black boots and a hat and I’m all about it.  I’m obsessed with this dress by St. Roche from Plan De Ville.  Really, I love just about anything St. Roche creates.  It’s lightweight and just the right amount of ‘girly’ aaaand it’s my favorite color ;)  We all know that one can never have enough little white dresses!

We were just in Palm Springs for the last few days on a quick family vacation, and let’s just say, summer isn’t going anywhere.  At least for a while anyway.  When we hopped in the car to head back home the temp read 113 degrees!  Granted, it came back down to 80 by the time we got back to San Diego, but STILL! All this to say, I am going to continue to wear white dresses until Fall decides to show it’s face.

Shop more dresses from Plan De Ville HERE >

Photos by Nicole Moser


Hackwith Design House: Bridal Collection
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Hackwith Design House has always been one of my favorites when it comes to quality basics.  Sam and I had the opportunity last Fall to visit their studio in Minnesota and meet the designer and founder, Lisa.  It’s always so inspiring to me to connect with other women entrepreneurs who are running their own businesses and chasing dreams.  Lisa has created a beautiful brand, all of which is produced right in their own studio by their talented team of seamstresses.  Just recently Hackwith launched a bridal collection, including gowns & jumpers for the brides and dresses & separates for the bridesmaids.  I put together two looks, the first wearing my favorite Emmy Top which makes a statement with it’s unique knot back detail. And the second look I am wearing the Violet Dress in cream, which is has an easy, slightly oversized fit that I always feel so comfortable in.  This is a piece that could easily be dressed up or down….one of the main things I love about Hackwith designs is how versatile and wearable they are.  This bridal collection definitely doesn’t fit the typical mold in terms of wedding wear, but that is what I love.  They are pieces that are beautiful and timeless, but that can be worn again and again.

Shop the full collection HERE

Photos by Jackie Wonders


GREY DAYS
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Dress – Ace & Jig //  Hat – Stetson

‘June Gloom’ is taking itself pretty seriously this year.  We walked out the door this morning on our way to the beach and Rylee says “wow mom, it feels like winter time!”  I suppose I can be thankful that our ‘winter time’ is usually mid 60’s and overcast, but still, she was right.  We sure are ready for the sunshine!  Lately, I’ve been living in this Tulum dress by Ace & Jig.  It’s lightweight and comfy and looks cute thrown on with sandals or dressed up a bit with boots and a hat.  My current fave being this Tasya X Stetson collab hat – The Signature.  If any of you are like me and have a tiny head but like big hats, I’d suggest using a hat sizer.  It worked like a charm.  Basically, it’s a padded sweatband that you can adhere to the inside of your hat that will reduce the hat size by 1/2 of a size.  I have basically put them in almost all of my hats to make them fit more snugly.  You can find them HERE.

Photos by Jackie Wonders